Media stories about Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Royal Bank of Scotland Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9450216794701 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms have issued reports on RBS. Macquarie lowered Royal Bank of Scotland Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. BNP Paribas raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Citigroup raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Royal Bank of Scotland Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.25.

Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $7.64. The stock had a trading volume of 696,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 941,102. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a 1-year low of $5.37 and a 1-year high of $7.68. The firm has a market cap of $44,490.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.61 and a beta of 1.12.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Royal Bank of Scotland Group had a positive return on equity of 7.75% and a negative net margin of 17.46%. The business had revenue of $4.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.19 billion. sell-side analysts forecast that Royal Bank of Scotland Group will post 0.7 earnings per share for the current year.

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Company Profile

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) is a banking and financial services company. The Company provides a range of products and services to personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers, through its subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest), as well as through other brands, including Ulster Bank and Coutts.

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